top-25-spinning-tunes1Here we go, Spinning Music’s first annual list of the top 25 Spinning tunes of the year, judged on sheer spintensity.

1.  Disturbia – Rihanna

2.  Viva la Vida – Coldplay

3.  Just Dance – Lady GaGa (feat. Colby O’Donis)

4.  Dangerous – Kardinal Offishall

5.  Going Wrong – Armin van Buuren (with DJ Shah feat. Chris Jones)

6.  Bounce with Me – Kreesha Turner

7.  Beat It – Fall Out Boy (feat. John Mayer)

8.  If I Were a Boy – Beyonce

9.  Old School – Hedley

10.  Pop Culture (GYR8 Remix) – Creature

11.  Give it 2 Me (Paul Oakenfold Edit) – Madonna

12.  Shake It – Metro Station

13.  I’m Ready – Wyclef Jean

14.  I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry

15.  Sober – P!nk

16.  Free Fallin’ (Live) – John Mayer

17.  4 Minutes – Madonna (feat. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland)

18.  Pocketful of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield

19.  Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis

20.  In and Out of Love – Armin van Buuren (feat. Sharon den Adel)

21.  Forever – Chris Brown

22.  Beautiful U R – Deborah Cox

23.  Black & Gold (Marcussen Album Version) – Sam Sparro

24.  Let It Rock – Kevin Rudolf and L’il Wayne

25.  Over the Rainbow – Jason Castro

Now, there are some great songs that were popular in 2008 but are missing from the list, songs like Piece of Me – Britney Spears, Money Honey – State of Shock, Big Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie, Tongue Tied – Faber Drive, Fake It – Seether, Paralyzer – Finger Eleven, Seven Day Fool – Jully Black, and Yellow Brick Road – Raine Maida.  All of them were on my initial shortlist, but they didn’t meet the one requirement: the song had to be released in North America (Canada and/or the United States) in 2008.  All of these songs came out in 2007.

How about playlists? On December 31 I’ll post the Top 5 Spinning Music Playlists of 2008 (by number of views).